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Everything You Need to Know About Hair Sheep

For the last 6 years we have been raising hair sheep as a part of our ranch. It first started as a side hobby for myself, but grew very quickly over those years as I acquired more sheep, different breeds and worked on making a very nice hair sheep breed. As homesteading and backyard hobby …

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Makin’ Bacon – Homemade Bacon – No Nitrates, No Junk!

Do you love bacon, but do not love the fact that bacon is loaded with Nitrates, MSG and other things harmful to you and your family? Look no further then fresh pork belly! It is extremely simple to make your own bacon! It’s simple, fast and done overnight and tastes amaaazing! Ingredients to make up …

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How to Make Homemade Apple Cider

Ever wonder how to make your own apple cider from apples you have picked? Well this quick 1 minute video gives you the quick run-down, but if you want more detailed instructions keep reading… List of supplies: Apples (lots of them) Something to pulverize the apples with (I used my vitamix but you could also …

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Raising Free Range Cornish Cross Chickens

This was the first year we tried raising Cornish Cross chickens for our customers. To say that it was a success, would be an overstatement, but to say it was a total failure would be… Well, almost correct, but it was not a complete loss, we at least broke even, but in a business, “breaking …

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Reuse It: Building a Root Cellar Out Of an Old Refrigerator or Freezer

Another “reuse it” episode. If you thought making a smoker out of an old freezer was neat, wait until you see this next little project. Building a root cellar out of an old refrigerator or freezer. First off, what would you use a root cellar for? Despite modern technology, some things are just better the …

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